| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:38 PM
The issue of measles in California suddenly generated national headlines Wednesday thanks to a Disney connection.
A person infected with measles is suspected of visiting Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park in December after authorities...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:05 PM
The California Department of Public Health is investigating nine measles cases tied to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park, officials said Wednesday.
The cases were reported in California and Utah and probably occurred when the victims were...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 9:26 AM
As many as 12 measles cases have been connected to visits to Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure Park, California public health authorities say--including at least six occurring in people who were unvaccinated for the disease. Among them were...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 12:29 PM
Seven Californians and two people in Utah have confirmed cases of measles likely contracted on trips last month to Disney theme parks in California, officials said.
Three more California residents are suspected of having measles. All patients with...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:40 PM
What to do about rude people? Anti-vaxxers? Ignorant voters? Here’s some of the most popular advice The Times’ op-ed pages dispensed in 2014.
Voting is not, as Lena Dunham says, “kind of a gateway drug to ‘getting involved.&...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 10:49 AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State health officials are warning of a possible measles exposure this week at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum and a suburban pharmacy.
Officials say a person showing symptoms of the virus visited the hands-on learning museum...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Global: The U.S. Department of State issued a global travel alert for tourists during the holiday season, citing the recent hostage situation in Australia as cause for heightened caution. The travel alert indicates that potential attacks may not only...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Marking Friday as World Polio Day, the Council on Foreign Relations has released an updated map showing the global prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases. The map was first released in 2011. We commend Laurie Garrett of the CFR for her work pulling...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:43 PM
In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral. We've seen this happen around the world with a wide range of illnesses, from swine flu to severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, to Ebola.
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:50 PM
California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:33 PM
I know that parents worry about whether vaccines are safe for their children. But they also should consider the dangers of not vaccinating, which is why I'm telling my family's story.
In 1970, on a Fulbright cultural exchange, my husband and I moved...